Senior Systems Engineer, Windows Server Platform

Bizo   •  

Sunnyvale, CA

Industry: Networks


8 - 10 years

Posted 292 days ago

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Job description

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As a Senior Systems Engineer on the Data Center Compute team, you will be a key member of the team that manages and supports the compute infrastructure for internal business partners at LinkedIn. The team is responsible for day-to-day management of internal servers supporting corporate infrastructure and development systems.


Participation in engineering duties for the Data Center Compute team, including management of existing systems, deployment of new ones, and the overall support and automation of the Windows server platform.

Represent the Data Center Compute team during the intake of new services or projects related to the Windows Server OS

Act as a senior resource to lead the configuration and lifecycle of the Windows Server OS environment including automation and customization

Build and maintain MSSQL server clusters supporting business application databases across multiple data centers.

Develop automation, mostly in PowerShell, for the deployment and configuration of Secure Windows Server systems.

Work collaboratively with peers in the Data Center Compute team on virtualization and cross-platform interoperability tasks

Participate in a 24x7 on-call engineer rotation supporting our core services and handle escalations from Operations Team. Will handle escalations from the US and India Operations Teams.

Participate in Tier 3 escalation issues and on-call rotation

Work with business units to translate needs into technical requirements to design, implement, and support applications utilizing recommended best practices.

Basic Qualifications

8+ years in IT, 4+ specifically related to management of Windows Server systems hosted in a virtual environment

2+ years maintaining High-Availability (HA) MSSQL server environments including working with stakeholders to onboard databases, create maintenance plans including backup/recovery/DR, and tune for performance

2+ years developing scripts in PowerShell and other automation technologies

Experience supporting Windows server systems in an environment with Windows, Mac and Linux clients

Experience configuring and troubleshooting n-tier applications utilizing a least privilege model.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience creating and maintaining gold OS images for deployment in a virtual environment

Experience securing Windows OS, MSSQL Servers, and Windows Applications/Services

Experience configuring MSSQL auditing

Experience with authoring custom PowerShell cmdlets and modules, PowerShell best practices, and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

Experience with cloud and hybrid compute architecture including Microsoft Azure.

Experience participating in IT compliance audits (PCI, SOX, etc)

Strong PowerShell Skills, .NET Experience a Plus

Experience in scripting with REST, JSON as well as SQL